Great minds think alike! Over on TransportBlog today, Cycle Action stalwart Greg N reviews his uber-groovy electric bike, a Pedego “Orange Smoothy.” Today’s post is all about the bike; tune in next weekend for more about the commute and Greg’s thoughts on the future of electric bikes.
It’s a great read. Greg’s a few years into being an e-bike rider, but he captures a lot of my experience so far, especially this bit:
I never have to get up on the pedals to get up a hill – I can ride seated all the time if I choose. So e-bikes make it easy to become a “gentleman/woman rider”.
The best way to visualise this, is that it simply “flattens the hills”. What it won’t do well is push you up a hill very fast if you don’t pedal. But this simply means that you can pedal your e-bike as if it’s flat everywhere, i.e. it turns Auckland into Amsterdam.